Bruce covered the song 23 times :
The classic Presley version was added to the "Detroit medley" from 28 November 1980. It's been performed since, once each in 1995, 1998, 2000 and 2003, before becoming a frequent part of the 2006 Seeger Sessions band tour.
1980-11-28 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
"Detroit Medley" includes a one-off "Mystery Train".
1985-01-18 - GREENSBORO COLISEUM, GREENSBORO, NC
1995-04-12 - CARNEGIE HALL, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Rainforest Fund Concert)
1998-10-11 - SPRINGSTEEN RESIDENCE, COLTS NECK, NJ (Gotham Playboys)
belated outdoor birthday bash for Bruce at his farm property, originally planned for September 23 but had been delayed due to poor weather. As they had the previous year, NYC-based Cajun-roots band The Gotham Playboys (who would form the core of the Sessions Band when they first assembled in the fall of 1998) provide the entertainment. Bruce joins them for several songs . Party guests include Steven Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, Jon Bon Jovi and Sheryl Crow. The Gotham Playboys : New York City based bluegrass/roots band. Springsteen's first involvement with the band was in September 1997, when they performed at his birthday party in Colts Neck. Bruce had heard about the band from Soozie Tyrell, who occasionally played live gigs with them. Bruce allegedly joined in on some songs during the party. A few weeks later, Springsteen would hire several members of the group (Jeremy Chatzky, Sam Bardfeld, Larry Eagle, Mark Clifford, and Charles Giordano) to back him during a November 2nd 1997 recording session at Bruce’s home studio undertaken for the purpose of contributing a song for a planned spring 1998 Pete Seeger charity album. This group would eventually become The Sessions Band.
2000-10-21 - HEDGEROW FARM, MIDDLETOWN, NJ (Special People United to Ride Benefit)
2003-08-01 - GILLETTE STADIUM, FOXBOROUGH, MA
Bruce starts to use ‘Mystery train ‘ in a mash-up with Cadillac Ranch during the Seeger Sessions tour .
2006-04-24 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Rehearsal Show)
2006-04-25 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Rehearsal Show)
2006-04-26 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Rehearsal Show)
2006-05-07 - MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS ARENA, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND
2006-05-08 - HAMMERSMITH APOLLO, LONDON, ENGLAND
2006-05-10 - PALAIS OMNISPORTS DE PARIS-BERCY, PARIS, FRANCE
2006-05-12 - DATCH FORUM, MILAN, ITALY
2006-05-16 - HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
2006-05-17 - FESTHALLE, FRANKFURT, GERMANY
(Cadillac starts 41:20 - Mystery Train starts at 44:15)
2006-05-27 - TWEETER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, MANSFIELD, MA
2006-05-28 - NISSAN PAVILION, BRISTOW, VA
2006-06-16 - BLOSSOM MUSIC CENTER, CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH
2006-06-17 - DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE, CLARKSTON, MI
2006-06-24 - PNC BANK ARTS CENTER, HOLMDEL, NJ
2014-11-05 - THE THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
Bruce performs at the eighth Stand Up for Heroes benefit. The annual show helps raise funds for injured service members and is Springsteen's first public performance in over five months. Bruce plays a five-song acoustic set and auctions two special packages consisting of a guitar, an hour lesson on how to play it, a lasagne dinner at his house and a ride in the sidecar of his motorcycle. One of the guitars is purchased by NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France and his wife, Amy. " Bruce sings a snippet of "Mystery Train" at the conclusion of the auction. The auctions raised $600,000 for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which helps military service members and their families after they return home. The event raised a total of $6 million for the Foundation.